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2018 Peter Mendell Award

Posted by Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada | February 02, 2018

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Opening of applications for the 2018 Peter Mendell Award

The Peter Mendell Award rewards excellence in a full-time string student


Montreal, February 2nd, 2018 — The Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Peter Mendell Award. This award includes a 2500$ scholarship and rewards a full-time string student (violin, viola, cello or double-bass) registered in a classical music performance program at a Québec university, or completing their 3rd, 4th or 5th cycle at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec.


Candidates must be 25 years or under on May 14, 2018. Applications must be sent no later than May 14, 2018 at 5 p.m., and should include a reference letter from the candidate's instrument teacher as well as an audio recording. Only solo recordings or recordings with piano accompaniment will be considered.


About the Peter Mendell Award


Established in 2005, this annual award bears the name of its founder, Peter Mendell, an influential lawyer at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg and a true music lover who is an enthusiastic cellist in his spare time. He established the Award in association with the JMC Foundation to foster the development of musical excellence.


Previous Award Winners

2017 : Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy, cello, Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal
2016 : Joshua Morris, cello, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2015 : Elizabeth Skinner, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2014 : Marianne di Tomaso, violin, Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal
2013 : Joshua Peters, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University 
2012 : Christopher Whitley, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2011 : Julie Hereish, cello, Université de Montréal’s Music Faculty
2010 : Bénédicte Lauzière, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2009 : Ewald Cheung, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2008 : Marie-Ève Poupart, violin, Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal
2007 : Alexander Read, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2006 : Jeffrey Dyrda, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2005 : Christian J. Elliott, cello, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
 
 
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Source

Marie-Philippe M. Lambert
Communications Coordinator
Jeunesses Musicales Canada
514-845-4108, ext. 222
mplambert@jmcanada.ca
 
 
For information

Véronique Desjardins
Concerts and Emerging Artists Coordinator
Jeunesses Musicales Canada
514-845-4108, ext. 231
vdesjardins@jmcanada.ca

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